The 24 Days before Christmas


New Work
Writers: Jason Pizzarello Madeleine L'Engle


Show Information

Number of Acts
Drama, Comedy
Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
Austin Family Home, Church Hall
Cast Size
Ideal for
Community Theatre, Middle School, Regional Theatre, High School
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes late teen, early teen, child, adult, young adult characters


The Austin family has a cherished tradition of doing something special every day counting down to Christmas - from baking cookies to decorating the tree. This year is a stressful one for Vicky Austin as she's cast as the youngest angel in the history of the Christmas Pageant. Plus, the family is preparing for the birth of a new brother or sister. Will the baby wait until January? Will Vicky mess up her big role? Will Christmas be ruined? The love between the members of the Austin family shines as bright as a Christmas star in the heart-warming tale for the holiday season. Filled with elves, carols, and laughter this timeless adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's The 24 Days Before Christmas is sure to bring a smile to your face and a tear to your eye.

Editor’s Note: The Chorus, Elves, and Pageant children can all be double cast and/or expanded. There is flexibility for the size and ages of the cast.

Lead Characters

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